Saturday, 10 August 2013


Keep storage water tanks covered with mosquito- proof lids.If there is a pond near your home, introduce larvae-eating gambusia or guppy fish in it.
                                                                        Guppy fish


Some municipalities help with the fish. Empty and change the water in fountains, potted plant trays and air coolers at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats.
         When not in use, keep buckets and other vessels upside down. Install nets on all windows and doors that lead out. Use mosquito nets on beds too. Wear shoe, full-sleeved shirts and trousers or pyjamas outdoors, especially after dusk and wear light colors, as mosquitoes are attracted to dark shades. Use insect repellent on exposed area of the skin. Do not use it on infants under two months of age-the best protection to babies is to place mosquito nets over their beds.
                                                   A bed covered with a mosquito net

Is someone having a stroke???

Here's what to watch for:

Weakness: Sudden loss of strength or numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary
Trouble speaking: Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding, or confusion, even temporary
Vision problems: Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, even if temporary
Headache: Sudden severe and unusual headache
Dizziness: Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.

Friday, 9 August 2013

HAND-WASHING Prevents Diseases!!

When mum told you to ''go wash your hands,'' you'd never have imagined that simple-hand washing was to become a worldwide movement. By cleaning hands in the right way and at the right time, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts maintain, you can help reduce infections.'' It's through our hands that we pick up different germs, become infected and spread disease.

When to wash hands:
Do it often. Wash especially when many people are sneezing and sniffing because the common cold virus is often transmitted via doorknobs, switches, taps, phones and other objects that are shared. Also wash after:
  • Using a bathroom or changing a baby's diapers.
  • Coughing, sneezing or using a handkerchief or tissue.
  • Eating.
  • Handling soiled utensils.
  • Handling or preparing foods, especially after touching raw meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, or eggs.
  • Handling garbage, shaking hands, or playing with pets.
How best to wash:
The [US] center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following steps for hand washing:
  • Wash with soap and warm running water.
  • Rub your hands together for at least 15-20 seconds.
  • Pay special attention to your wrists, the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under the fingernails.
  • Dry your hands on a paper towel.
  • Use the paper towel as a barrier between the tap and your freshly washed hands when you turn off the water.
If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizers or alcohol-based hand wipes. When you travel, carry one or both. If using a gel sanitizer, rub your hands till the gel has dried.

know about health..

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (as in "good health" or "healthy"). The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Although this definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete," it remains the most enduring. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), are commonly used to define and measure the components of health.
Systematic activities to prevent or cure health problems and promote good health in humans are undertaken by health care providers. Applications with regard to animal health are covered by the veterinary sciences. The term "healthy" is also widely used in the context of many types of non-living organizations and their impacts for the benefit of humans, such as in the sense of healthy communities, healthy cities or healthy environments. In addition to health care interventions and a person's surroundings, a number of other factors are known to influence the health status of individuals, including their background, lifestyle, and economic and social conditions; these are referred to as "determinants of health."